‘Birds Of Prey’: New Black Mask Designs For Ewan McGregor Revealed

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A series of alternate designs for Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask from Birds of Prey have been revealed.

One of the standouts in Birds of Prey was Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask, as the film marked the first live-action appearance for the iconic Batman villain. Ewan McGregor was praised for his take on Black Mask and making the character his own while also meshing well with the stylistic choices made by director Cathy Yan. One of the things that makes Black Mask so interesting is, of course, his famous mask. Finding the perfect mask that fit both Ewan McGregor’s swagger and Cathy Yan’s vision must have been tough, but the design team was able to pull it off with the perfect Black Mask design for Birds of Prey.

Now that Birds of Prey has hit cinemas, Kyle Brown, one of the concept artists behind the Black Mask design, took to Instagram to share some designs were in contention for the Ewan McGregor character. These designs offer us a variety of different looks at Black Mask from Birds of Prey. You can check out the Birds of Prey alternate designs for Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask below. Be sure to swipe right to see all of the different designs for Ewan McGregor in Birds of Prey.


In total, there are six alternate Black Mask designs that have just been shown in this post. There’s no telling as to how many alternate designs were made for Ewan McGregor’s villain in Birds of Prey. In the caption, Kyle Brown mentions how he had tow the line between the source material and the high fashion world that director Cathy Yan exhibited in Birds of Prey. Some of these alternate designs heavily lean into the militarization of the mask, while others seem to be more comical. All in all, the design seen on the big screen was perfect for Birds of Prey, but it would have been equally interesting to have seen Ewan McGregor wear different masks in the film.

What are your thoughts on these alternate designs for Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask for Birds of Prey? Comment below and let us know!

Here is the official synopsis for Ewan McGregor’s Birds of Prey:

“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Birds of Prey is now playing in theaters.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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